By Editor Wayne Veysey
Teenage Tottenham target Ryan Sessegnon will be worth £30million in two years, sources have told Football Insider.
The brilliant Fulham 16-year-old is being closely watched by all the elite Premier League clubs on the back of the sensational start to his career.
Sessegnon is not able to sign a professional contract until he turns 17, which is next May, and the big guns are falling over themselves to snap him up at a relatively bargain price and save a fortune in the future.
A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Tottenham are keen on signing the teenager this month, but there is also strong interest in him from Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City to name a number of leading Premier League outfits.
Fulham have no intention of cashing in on Sessegnon, who they rate just as highly as two academy products who have left Craven Cottage in the last two summers, Celtic’s Moussa Dembele and Manchester City’s Patrick Roberts.
“Fulham know they have an outrageously good talent on their hands,” the source told Football Insider. “They want to make sure he signs a professional contract, which will give them some breathing space.
“Sessegnon is such an outstanding talent he will be worth £30million in two years.”
Football Insider revealed last February that Arsenal had made an offer for the England Under-19 international, who has been dubbed ‘the next Gareth Bale’ by sources at Craven Cottage.
He is an attacking left-back who is a prolific goal creator and scorer, much like Bale was when he was coming through the ranks at Southampton.
Sessegnon, who does not turn 17 for another four months, has made 12 appearances for Fulham this season, spread across 958 minutes of action.
In August, the London-born ace became the youngest scorer in Championship history and he has continued to develop, scoring goals in each of his last two Fulham appearances.
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